Andrew Lotz

  • Teaching Professor and Academic Advisor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

Andrew Lotz Ph.D. has a B.A. in Political Science and English Writing from Hope College (Holland, MI) and a Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently serves as an Assistant Dean in Arts and Sciences, as well as a Lecturer and Advisor in the Department of Political Science. His work and teaching has focused on the intersection of pop culture and politics, with special attention to Manga comics and the Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones). His current interest focuses on propaganda and myth and their role in regime support. When not flipping through a Judge Dredd comic book or stacks of propaganda, Andrew enjoys hobby painting and exploring Pittsburgh. 


PS 0600 Political Theory

PS 0835 Hamilton

PS 1602 States of Nature: Early Modern Political Thought in Context

PS 1603 Modern and Contemporary Political Theory

PS 1691 Myth, Propaganda, and the State- Analysis

PS 1614 Theories of Justice

PS 1622 Feminist Political Thought

PS 1661 Game of Thrones and Political Theory

PS 1693 Political Theory and the Future-Analysis

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of PIttsburgh, 2009

Research Interests

Politics and Pop Culture, Propaganda, Fascism, Totalitarianism, Democratic Theory, Feminist Political Thought, Justice Theory 


Area of Study